Marina Isgro, Associate Curator, Media and Performance Art
Marina Isgro joined the Hirshhorn as Associate Curator in March 2020 and is responsible for the Museum’s collection of media and performance art.
Prior to joining the Hirshhorn, she served as Nam June Paik Fellow at the Harvard Art Museums, where she curated Nam June Paik: Screen Play (2018) and contributed to Crossing Lines, Constructing Home: Displacement and Belonging in Contemporary Art (2019–20). She also curated rotating installations for the museums’ 1960s and ’70s collections galleries, including works by the Fluxus group, Nancy Graves, Lee Lozano, Howardena Pindell, and Cy Twombly; assisted with acquisition of work by Paik, Willie Doherty, Emily Jacir, Do Ho Suh, and others; and led seminars and organized programming around video and time-based media. She previously held fellowships and internships at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Museum.
Isgro has presented her work on video, performance, kinetic art, and other forms of time-based media at the College Art Association’s annual conference, the MIT List, the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, and the Institute of Contemporary Art Philadelphia, among other institutions. She has published scholarly articles in Art Journal and Tate Papers. She earned her MA and PhD in art history from the University of Pennsylvania, spending a year as a Fulbright scholar in Milan, and her BA from Princeton University.